While performing in Tennessee the band took to the stage in drag to protest the state’s recent drag ban


While technically just over the seven-day mark, I couldn’t not dedicate this week’s main story to Boygenius. We haven’t stopped talking about it since it happened. The sapphic band – comprised of artists Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus – performed in Nashville on 25 June.

The unapologetically queer band took to the stage in full drag to protest Tennessee’s recent drag ban. They used their performance to condemn the rise of anti-LGBTQIA hatred.

While on stage, Julien told the crowd: “I’ve found it’s a really powerful and humiliating tool to make those people f**k off”, and “I would like you to scream so loud that Governor Lee can hear you.”

In such scary times it’s powerful to see musicians such as Julien, Phoebe and Lucy using their platforms to speak out.

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Did you see Team DIVA at this year’s Pride in London? We marched with a #TransPeopleAreLoved banner and float.


In the rise of the #CancelYourGays trend, sapphics have finally won. Last week it was announced that #Avatrice will be returning to our screen as Warrior Nun is coming back!

Attention music lovers!

Don’t miss out round-up of all the LGBTQIA highlights from this year’s Glastonbury.

Don’t miss out on our July issue

If you want a teaser join Rachel Shelley (The L Word’s Helena Peabody) and DIVA’s editor-in-chief Roxy Bourdillon on last week’s podDIVA as the duo talk about the highlights of this month’s magazine.


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